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can't play 3d games(empire earth, etc)

Discussion in 'Games' started by writeduke, May 30, 2003.

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  1. writeduke

    writeduke Thread Starter

    May 30, 2003
    I've run dxdiag, says 'failed at page 8 unable to create 3d page'
    I have win 98SE, geoforce3 ti 200, AMD 1800+. I have downloaded all latest drivers, as well as direct x 9, still nothing.
    I get 'illegal operation' warning and games shut down.
    What have I done?
  2. Mr_Webmaster


    May 15, 2003
    Geforce 3 most likely doesn't support DirectX 9. Try installing DirectX 8.1 and see if that works.
  3. AtreideS


    Aug 20, 2001
    Geforce 3's can run DirectX 9 just fine. Each new version of DirectX is fully backward compatible (at least that is what MS say:p). I run a Geforce2 Ti on DX9 with no trouble, all though there really is no need.:)
    I'd try uninstalling DirectX, running a Registry Cleaner (such as RegCleaner 4.3) and making sure its completely removed. Then try installing DX again and see what happens. If DXDiag can't get through all the tests, then something is definately wrong with it.:)
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